The Rant

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December 06, 2021 00:55:46
Episode 350, The Rant: Bernard Bowen Sr. Part 3, or is it 4? 

Episode 350, The Rant: Bernard Bowen Sr. Part 3, or is it 4? 

Owner of Bball Referees & Vice President of IAABO Board 42. * For almost 300 Episodes, Bernard has been a guiding, shining light for my career, every step of the way. In this pod we catch up with Bernard, as we discuss his new post as vice prez of the Bronx/Manhattan board of Boy’s HS Basketball, his growth in Bball Referees, assigning refs in a pandemic, and how all things virtual evolutionized officiating.  All that and more, my conversation with Bernard, now.  ...

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349

November 15, 2021 01:27:25
Episode 349, The Rant: A Conversation about the 2021 Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team at Kellenberg Memorial HS - The Champs!

Episode 349, The Rant: A Conversation about the 2021 Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Team at Kellenberg Memorial HS - The Champs!

It’s been a long, winding, intense, and grueling season. But it’s complete - and what a ride it's been. In this pod, co-hosted with Coach Splendore, Uniondale Girl’s Volleyball Coach about the season I had, that he had, and what it meant to us. All that and more, our conversation, all things Volleyball now. ...

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348

October 20, 2021 00:21:23
Episode 348, The Rant: Justin Joseph - Part 2, The Return. 

Episode 348, The Rant: Justin Joseph - Part 2, The Return. 

It’s the pandemic now and it was the pandemic before since the last time we spoke. In this pod, we catch up in time of the interim, where we talk about how he has still been getting his fill playing, being around the game always, and what the future holds. All that and more, Justin Joseph, part 2, now.  ...

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347

October 18, 2021 00:44:53
Episode 347, The Rant: Kevin Carp

Episode 347, The Rant: Kevin Carp

Former Head Coach Varsity Boy’s Basketball Team at Northshore High School, Educator, Lightning Director, and Owner of Mecca Basketball.   It was only a matter of time until I’d get Coach Carp on the Rant! On this pod, we discuss his love of basketball and his come-up playing it, his entree into coaching on an unforgettable JV season, to coaching at the varsity level, and pivoting because of COVID 19 as a Lightning Director and trainer at Mecca Basketball.  All that and more, my conversation with Coach Carp, now.  ...

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346

September 30, 2021 01:00:05
Episode 346, #therant: Brendan Beiersdorfer.

Episode 346, #therant: Brendan Beiersdorfer.

 Former Track Runner, Music Teacher, Board 41 Certified Basketball Official.  Prodigious is an appropriate word to describe one Brendan. In this pod, we discuss his love of sports, his love of music, his love of teaching, how his pandemic has changed over time and in life, as well as his pursuit to get to the highest levels of officiating. All that and mote, my conversation with Brendan, now.  ...

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345

September 27, 2021 01:04:51
Episode 345, The Rant: Jake Ellis.

Episode 345, The Rant: Jake Ellis.

Head Honcho of Long Island Basketball and Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball Team at St. John the Baptist.    First off, my apologies to Jake. We recorded a few months before the pandemic, in the throw of it, and in the throw of it again. But this time, in person, we chop it up at the Chop Shop to discuss his COVID experience, how he balances work, coaching, and life, and what he expects for the upcoming season.  All that and more, my conversation with Coach Ellis, now. ...

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